FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where do you get your questions?
Chuck Pierpont writes each weekly game. He gets his ideas for questions from a number of sources, including Wikipedia random, The History Channel website, crossword puzzle clues and answers, atlases, and just about anywhere we can find information. He also gets a weekly submission of questions from host, Judy Malone.
Since many people think they would like to write questions, if you want, send your questions to Chuck at email@example.com. If he decides to use them, they will be advance questions. Not all questions will be used and some questions may be held for future games.
What does the winning team get?
Most of our venues give the winning team a gift card or gift certificate. In addition, we tally points on a monthly basis, and at the end of each month, we identify a winning team. This winning team gets to have bragging rights for the entire next month. Plus, those points add up and high scoring teams will be invited to a special Tournament of Champions with thrills, chills and cash prizes!
Do you limit team size? If not, why not?
No, we don't limit team size. Whether to limit team size is up to each venue. Frankly, our venues want to welcome as many players as possible, so they don't want us to limit team sizes.
But don't larger teams have an advantage?
One might think so, but our experience has found that the more players a team has, the more chance there is for disagreement on the answers. We have heard many times from players on larger teams that "if only they'd have listened to ME on that question, we'd have one more point and we'd tie for the win."
What do you do if the teams tie?
In the event of a tie, the team with the highest score in round 7 will win. If the tied teams tied in round 7, we'll go back to round 6, etc. until a winner is declared.
But seriously, what are the rules for the game?
We don't like "rules". But we must insist that, during the open round, players stay off of their telephones, tablets, etc. Of course, players are welcome to use those devices after their team has submitted its answer sheet. In the event we see someone using a device during game play, we will ask them nicely to refrain from doing so. If we see it happening again, the team will be disqualified for the evening. The team can still play, but it cannot win the nightly prize, and its score for that week will be a zero. And nobody likes a zero!
How can our team be best prepared to play Flagship Trivia?
The best way is to load your team with people who have a wide variety of knowledge. We ask plenty of history, science, current events, geography, theater/movie/Broadway, and general knowledge questions. Also, you can do advance research on four questions each week. At the end of each game, we provide two advance research questions for next week's game. And on Sunday night, we provide two additional advance research questions on our <a href="http://www.facebook.com/triviatuesday">Facebook</a> page.
Who is your favorite trivia team?
Some questions seem ridiculously easy, like, "How old was Abraham Lincoln when he was born, within three years".
Yes. Some questions are ridiculously easy. The first round of each game is an easy round, and sometimes we'll throw in a question like that just for the giggles. We love the sound of laughter! And sometimes we'll toss some funny (we think) True or False questions into the mix. Mostly, though the questions are serious. While we enjoy being occasionally goofy, we always present a challenging, 70-question trivia game each week.
How many questions have you asked since you started writing for Flagship Trivia? Do you ever repeat questions?
As of late February 2020, we've written over 11,000 questions, including championship games. We try not to repeat questions, although it's happened a time or two.
This is all so fascinating. I'm sure I'll have more questions in the future.
Great! Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send back an answer. If it's a really good question, we'll add it to these Frequently Asked Questions.
See you at Flagship Trivia!